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Flows & Floods: Changing Environments and Cultures

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:09am
Nora Castle, Amul Gyawali, Harry Pitt Scott | English & Comparative Literary Studies, University of Warwick
deadline for submissions: 
Friday, November 1, 2019

Flows & Floods:
Changing Environments and Cultures

22nd February, 2020|University of Warwick 

Keynote Address: Profs. Dominic Boyer and Cymene Howe (Rice University)

NEMLA 2020: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:10am
Saumya Lal
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

 

Panel: Forgiveness in the 21st Century: Postcolonial Perspectives

(NEMLA 2020, March 5-8, Boston)

In today’s world, where political narratives of apologies and amnesties proliferate, understanding the nature of forgiveness has become increasingly significant. The arguable success of the South African Truth and Reconciliation Commission – with its ideological investment in forgiveness, as affirmed by Archbishop Desmond Tutu’s No Future without Forgiveness – has impelled the world to engage seriously with the ethical possibilities of forgiveness. Yet, questions about the vexed relationship between forgiveness, responsibility, and justice remain unresolved. 

If Beale Street Could Talk: Memphis (Blues) Diaspora

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Antonio Jenkins/ Northeast Modern Language Association 2020 Conference
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

This is a call for papers for a panel discussion on how places in the American South are used in music, literature, and/or cinema serve as spaces for African American/Black cultural understanding. In particular this panel is looking or papers that describe or explain how Baldwin (1974) and Jenkins (2018) use Beale Street in name to narrate and visualize Black life in 1970s Harlem and beyond.

Please submit an abstract (300 word limit) and bio (100 word limit) to the organiztion portal (hhttps://www.cfplist.com/nemla/Home/S/18262)

 

In Pursuit of Sound

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Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:11am
Faculty of English, University of Cambridge
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, July 15, 2019

In Pursuit of Sound: An Interdisciplinary Symposium

Faculty of English, University of Cambridge, 1 – 2 October 2019 

In Pursuit of Sound is a two day symposium which aims to rally researchers engaged in sound studies, and interrogate the discipline’s promises and pitfalls. The humanities’ ‘aural turn’ might be said to have been completed, but we are interested in advancing sound studies towards new, strange, and challenging inquiries. To that end, we invite proposals for twenty minute papers on the theme of sound, from postgraduates, ECRs, and academics across the humanities. Proposals might address the following topics, although these are not exhaustive:

Museums in Literature

updated: 
Tuesday, June 18, 2019 - 3:07am
MuséaLitté
deadline for submissions: 
Wednesday, July 10, 2019

This international conference is part of the MuséaLitté research programme on the interaction between museums and literature.

It will be hosted by the Musée d'art et d'histoire Paul Eluard (Saint-Denis) and la Maison des sciences de l'homme (Saint-Denis) on 7-8 November 2019.

Museums are both highly symbolic spaces and sites for the construction and dissemination of culture. Writers visit, appropriate, and mediatise all kinds of museums (Public or private, natural history museums, ethnographic collections, science and technology museums, art galleries, cabinets of curiosities, world expositions) as well as places where literature is preserved and classified (libraries, literary archives, and manuscript centres).

Creative Writing and the New Higher Ed

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the development of the Iowa Writer’s Workshop at the University of Iowa in the 1930s, creative writing courses at both the undergraduate and graduate level have proliferated. In 2008, there were 156 MFA programs in Creative Writing in the U.S; in 2016 there were 244. This roundtable will consider the status of international creative writing courses and programs within the context of the evolving picture of higher education. Some questions to consider: What effects might the spread of online education have on creative-writing pedagogy? Is creative writing as a field sustainable? As higher education moves to encompass a variety of formats and economic models, how will creative writing courses have to evolve?

The Book Biz: The Novel and Contemporary Publishing

updated: 
Wednesday, June 5, 2019 - 10:15am
Northeast Modern Language Association (NeMLA)
deadline for submissions: 
Monday, September 30, 2019

Since the rise of the novel during the eighteenth and nineteenth centuries, the literary marketplace has famously been a powerful influence on the form, format, and concerns of both short and longer fiction. This panel will consider the realities of contemporary publishing as a business and the way its corporate structure, economic practices, and publishing procedures impact the lives and work of writers. Some questions to consider: what effects does the advent of electronic publishing have on both the content and the distribution of literary work? How have expanded opportunities for self-publishing impacted the novel’s form and content? What is the contemporary publishing process like, and what are some effective strategies for navigating it?

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